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by futureshock999
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sutil - The new Williams Reserve Driver for 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3567

Re: Sutil - The new Williams Reserve Driver for 2015

Agreed on his contribution to FI, although I stopped being a Sutil sympathiser after last year because he was regularly getting beaten by Gutierrez, who was an average at best driver. Sensible appointment for Williams though, he would probably bring in a few points if he stood in and obviously has ...
by futureshock999
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sutil - The new Williams Reserve Driver for 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3567

Re: Sutil - The new Williams Reserve Driver for 2015

When you look at Force India, and where they reached a season or two ago, you have to look at Sutil and realise that apart from his year-long suspension he took them from the equivalent of Marussia into being a solid midfield team that has on occasion done well. I've always thought that he didn't ge...
by futureshock999
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Best looking 2015 car to date
Replies: 42
Views: 11214

POLL: Best looking 2015 car to date

Simply put, in your own eyes, who has the best combination of style and livery that has shown a car (or at least the livery) at this point in time?

This has nothing to do with perceived performance, or even who you cheer for. Strictly artistic interpretation...
by futureshock999
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber C-34
Replies: 60
Views: 8768

Re: Sauber C-34

Why do all the teams have that black section at the back? It's most pronounced on teh Ferrari, and it doesn't look good. I think it is special NASA grade high heat resistant carbon fibre to cope with the exhaust temperatures. Yep, it is all to do with exhaust temps. Also it prevents exhaust gas mar...
by futureshock999
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari SF15-T
Replies: 53
Views: 9066

Re: Ferrari SF15-T

Looks like they have kept their water cooling jacket system in place. That was one of the reason why they had smaller airboxes but little wider back body stricture instead of narrow coke bottle shape we see on cars like McLaren and those odd cooling vents at the back. Those are still there indicati...
by futureshock999
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Best looking 2015 car to date
Replies: 42
Views: 11214

Re: Best looking 2015 car

I've been waiting for this thread. Can you set it up as a poll?

EDIT - since you didn't, I've created this as a poll. Sorry to steal your thunder, but it really needed to be votable.
by futureshock999
Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which driver(s) could have beaten Rosberg in 2014 with W05?
Replies: 404
Views: 48915

Re: Which driver(s) could have beaten Rosberg in 2014 with W

You know i think Button is a driver that deserves a lot of respect but i think some perceptions of him are a bit over board, he had many races were he was simply outclassed by Hamilton. I think Button deserved to keep his drive at McLaren but the way he was kept waiting and the reduced salary he ha...
by futureshock999
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fuel flow control - What happened?
Replies: 44
Views: 7670

Re: Fuel flow control - What happened?

You cannot look at it as just fuel flow limits. Turbo engines are VERY hard to regulate to a max power, and the FIA really wants to ensure that teams don't give themselves bursts of 1500hp during a race, which could lead to some very spectacular accidents on the smaller tracks. Or the straights of t...
by futureshock999
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA F1 Superlicence system
Replies: 246
Views: 89891

Re: FIA F1 Superlicence system

the question I have is what problem are they intending to address with this? 1) Filtering out unskilled pay drivers, in a way that is transparent and fair to everyone 2) With the newer F1 cars being less of a physical challenge to drive, they want to ensure that a driver's maturity and racing quali...
by futureshock999
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: engine development loophole
Replies: 415
Views: 58948

Re: engine development loophole

Honda can protest. And they have considerable power - if they do NOT submit an engine for homologuation, then McLaren are sidelined. With Marussia and Caterham gone, the loss of McLaren essentially screws Bernie's contracts with the promotors and the tracks, due to an insufficient number of cars on ...
by futureshock999
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if Einstein was an F1 Driver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: What if Einstein was an F1 Driver?

I don't think Einstein would have been a particularly good F1 driver.

In my opinion, he would just be...wait for it...a little light.
by futureshock999
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change of approach at McLaren
Replies: 44
Views: 8851

Re: Change of approach at McLaren

I think the key line in that article was (after the upgrades) "Jenson got absolutely everything out of that car." And his results - including holding off Fernando in races - certainly suggests that they made a real step forward. For McLaren, this might finally be the turning of the aerodyn...
by futureshock999
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change of approach at McLaren
Replies: 44
Views: 8851

Re: Change of approach at McLaren

Theory didn't account for the fact that it required a totally counter intuitive style. Webber never really got to grips with it. This is not exactly a secret Webber was faster with EBD than without it. You are missing the point. Webber was unable to exploit its theoretical potential in the way that...
by futureshock999
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: More headlines you probably won't find in F1
Replies: 21
Views: 4092

Re: More headlines you probably won't find in F1

1) Bernie Sells Rights for Entire 2016 Season to Yas Marina Circuit - Abu Dhabi To Host All 20 Races 2) Jenson and Jessica Button to Separate, Citing Issues with Jenson's Continued Demands for Better Handling 3) Christian and Geri's Remake of Gary Numan's "Cars" Hits #3 In UK Pop Charts 4)...
by futureshock999
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...
Replies: 22
Views: 8835

Re: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...

Inappropriate post removed.
by futureshock999
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which driver(s) could have beaten Rosberg in 2014 with W05?
Replies: 404
Views: 48915

Re: Which driver(s) could have beaten Rosberg in 2014 with W

Alonso and Ricciardo would have the pace, for sure. Not sure if Daniel could have won the mental games however. Despite the MP4-29 being a dog, Jenson came to terms with the new regs and handling pretty quickly, and is certainly experienced enough to deal with any mental games being thrown at him by...
by futureshock999
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Louder, more powerful and cheaper.
Replies: 58
Views: 8986

Re: Louder, more powerful and cheaper.

I'm not sure F1 is smart enough for inexpensive, powerful engines. The current "power units" are a $20 million laboratory, only making 650 HP, plus electric boost. Part of their expense lies with the completely unnecessary limit of 5 units a year. This only INCREASES the cost, because eac...
by futureshock999
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hulkenberg or Perez?
Replies: 132
Views: 21042

Re: Hulkenberg or Perez?

There is no right answer - it depends upon who you have to partner them with. I think this thread shows they are a very, very good partnership as it is. FWIW, I saw a lot of Perez's interviews when he was at McLaren, and I really didn't like him. And it is said the reason he got sacked at McLaren wa...
by futureshock999
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Jenson Button thread
Replies: 358
Views: 140755

Re: The Official Jenson Button thread

J... I finally understand what Ron's methodology was with regards to Button, he wants him to believe and race like he is the fastest guy in the world even if we all know he is not. Interesting psychology on tapping more potential, let's see if it works next year . I think that you do JB a small dis...
by futureshock999
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne
Replies: 49
Views: 8343

Re: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne

I think that you have to look at the loss to Bernie should the grid shrink. He has commitments for a certain number of cars, even though those commitments are very unclear. So to keep a Caterham or Marussia on the grid, with McLaren help and Honda engines would be a dream come true for Bernie. Given...
by futureshock999
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Jenson Button thread
Replies: 358
Views: 140755

Re: The Official Jenson Button thread

JB not going anywhere, 2 year deal, no brainer. lack of respect Ron has shown prob added £3M to his salary. but JB wouldnt deal like that, the man is a gentleman, F1 could learn a lot from that. but business is business, fairy cakes as it it is. Pretty sure he will be take a big pay cut. Briton see...
by futureshock999
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31899

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

You all are making way too big a deal of these things. Alonso will take more wins and more points than JB. BUT...JB will have more than half Fernando's point total by the end of the season. Two thirds I would venture. And in a few races will possibly beat him to the line, due to strategy calls, wet ...
by futureshock999
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...
Replies: 22
Views: 8835

Re: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...

So if I understand it right, he got a Xmas gift hamper AND $100 for free? Yes. For those not in the UK, Bracknell is a small village that happens to be about 20-30 minutes drive from the Woking headquarters of McLaren. Depending upon traffic, of course. So it seems Santander decided to capitalise o...
by futureshock999
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best 2015 Pairing
Replies: 62
Views: 9108

Re: Best 2015 Pairing

I think most will vote Alonso and Button - too much experience and talent there to overlook. But I think the DYNAMIC between them will be hugely interesting. I expect Alonso to finally be the driver that can show-up JB, even though I don't want that to happen. But I think JB will be OK with that...h...
by futureshock999
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31899

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

FANTASTIC!!! McLaren (if this is correct) now sport what is probably the best driver line-up in Formula 1. The REAL battle next year will be McLaren vs. Ferrari - two teams with 2 x WDCs, neither using the Mercedes engine. Ferrari versus Honda. Vettel versus the man he replaced. Kimi versus...an ice...
by futureshock999
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...
Replies: 22
Views: 8835

Re: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...

mikeyg123 wrote:Awesome! I wonder if he new who Jenson was?


Yes he does! That's why he was shellshocked...I'll see if I can get copies or photos of the photos to post.
by futureshock999
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...
Replies: 22
Views: 8835

Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...

So, this story comes to me from my girlfriend, on a phone call not 10 minutes old. A co-worker of her's was on jury duty today in Bracknell. During a break, he has to run out to a bank and get some cash for lunch. He walks a few blocks to the nearest Santander, and he is met by one of their staff wh...
by futureshock999
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What make of car do you drive
Replies: 90
Views: 13099

Re: What make of car do you drive

F1 will never influence my choice of car...because I am done driving "performance" cars. Not that I don't want one...it's just that I drive fast as hell, and it has caught me (and my Saab Turbo and then BMW M3) in license suspensions and repeated safe driving classes. So NOW I only drive 4...
by futureshock999
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pick your McLaren 2015 Team
Replies: 40
Views: 7048

Re: Pick your McLaren 2015 Team

The interesting thing is that JB actually has more votes than Alonso at this stage of the poll! As for those that say JB should be dropped due to money - remember, he may WANT a certain amount of money, but McLaren's offer to him merely has to be better than what he can make in endurance racing to b...
by futureshock999
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's future
Replies: 469
Views: 83751

Re: Jenson Button's future

According to a report in Autosport Jenson may yet be at McLaren next year. No decision has been made yet but even Alonso has a preference for him staying as his experience would be invaluable to the team: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/116713 I do wonder if the delay in confirming the ...
by futureshock999
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Overtake of the season 2014 - Nomination thread
Replies: 30
Views: 6121

Re: Overtake of the season 2014 - Nomination thread

I like this thread...it is a potent reminder that...all BITCHIN' aside, the combination of DRS, ERS, and Pirellis has actually given us some STONKIN' wheel to wheel racing and overtakin'. And that's the fact, jack. Now can we all stop moaning about how "artificial" it is, how they aren't r...
by futureshock999
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button Vs Kevin Magnussen Your Pick for 2015?
Replies: 73
Views: 10747

Re: Jenson Button Vs Kevin Magnussen Your Pick for 2015?

The poll currently reads 92% for Button. I think that says it all. Just one note of interest: in 2009, Ross Brawn asked JB to take a rather large salary cut from his Honda days, and even fly coach to some races. JB agreed, thinking that Ross was going to give him a car he can win in. And we all know...
by futureshock999
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 14 cars OR 20 cars but no Ferrari
Replies: 85
Views: 8803

Re: 14 cars OR 20 cars but no Ferrari

The OP's basic question is flawed. Certainly, Ferrari DO have a good claim for unequal compensation. So that large lump of cash they get up front, reportedly 100 million, is at least part earned by butts on seats. However, if you ignore that, the unequal compensation from the front of the grid to th...
by futureshock999
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie hints at power unit u-turn
Replies: 20
Views: 5476

Re: Bernie hints at power unit u-turn

Even Bernie knows that the hybrid engines are here to stay - and all you have to do is look at the McLaren P1 and the new Lambo hybrid to understand that entirely. When today's hypercars are hybrids, so F1 will stay that way. The real answer is to reduce the 1.6L V6 to 1.3L, and up the revs signific...
by futureshock999
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What number would you be?
Replies: 63
Views: 6818

Re: What number would you be?

3, 9, or 33. I'm just an odd one, I guess...
by futureshock999
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How DID McLaren turn their 2009 car into a race winner?
Replies: 48
Views: 7809

Re: How DID McLaren turn their 2009 car into a race winner?

McLaren have generally built a car with a different concept than everyone else and nearly always managed to make things work that others simply could not. You only have to look at the 2004 style car all the way to the 2012 car which whilst everyone was focussing on getting the nose high and getting...
by futureshock999
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button or KMag
Replies: 230
Views: 32138

Re: Button or KMag

2nd half of the season he seriously dropped off probably afraid to take too many risks. Since things looked like that JB may not be with McLaren he has slightly upped his game. I like JBs smoothness and when he takes risks they do tend to pan out well for him, just makes me think that if he didn't ...
by futureshock999
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 267570

Re: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]

The comments by Vettel stating that people would understand why he couldn't announce his destination earlier, once it was eventually made clear, suggests that there's a big surprise in store. ..... Alternatively, Seb might be going to Ferrari to replace Kimi, not Alonso. While that has the surprise...
by futureshock999
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ironically Jb and Kmag could cause there own seat loss
Replies: 32
Views: 7727

Re: Ironically Jb and Kmag could cause there own seat loss

Button storming to P4 to slap some of his doubters yet again. Yep, I don't think it is Jenson "trying harder to keep his seat", as some have claimed. I think that McLaren have just really started to get their car sorted a bit better, as we saw in FP1 and FP2 as well. And give Jenson car t...
by futureshock999
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Japanese Grand Prix RACE Thread.
Replies: 659
Views: 66596

Re: Japanese Grand Prix RACE Thread.

I can't help to say that Hamilton drove a Schumacher-esque race. Really, this race showed the difference in class between the two drivers. This. Although I believe the title will go down to the wire at Abu Dhabi, Lewis has the psychological edge over Nico now. To be hunted down and overtaken like t...